Girl, aged 3, burnt to death in MoBay

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – A three-year-old girl was burnt to death after a fire razed the one-bedroom house in which she lived with her family here Friday afternoon.The cause of the fire had still not been determined by investigators up to yesterday.The child’s five-year-old brother and mother also suffered minor burns.The deceased has been identified as Ashlyana Barnes at River Bay Road in this western Jamaica city.

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Clerk to Houses of Parliament urges Robinson to withdraw privilege motion

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CLERK to the Houses of Parliament Heather E Cooke has written to Member of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew South Eastern Julian Robinson, requesting that he withdraws a privilege motion that he filed against House Speaker Pearnel Charles Sr on January 21.

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Positive Noranda Bauxite confirms export of 3.8-million wet tonnes

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Noranda Bauxite, the Jamaican bauxite mining operation of New Day Aluminum, has announced that bauxite exports from its St. Ann facility were approximately 3.8 million wet metric tons for calendar year 2019.

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Avoid those risky dances, doctor urges

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CONSULTANT neurosurgeon and minimally invasive and complex spine surgeon Dr Duane Patten is appealing to dancers to avoid dances that require standing on the head.Dr Patten’s comments come in the wake of the death of dancer Roxanne “Bumpa” Evans, who died on January 22 while performing the complex Chuk Tru dance in Lucea, Hanover.

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Penwood High committed to breaking negative stigma

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THOUGH located at 8 Rhoden Crescent in the volatile St Andrew West Central area, principal of Penwood High School, Donna McLaren says in 2020 the school and its administration are dedicated to breaking the stigma attached to the institution.

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Employee Fitness Centre opened at Annotto Bay Hospital

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Just before the start of a new year, most people will make resolutions to do a number of things, such as buying a house, a car, travelling, or simply beginning a fitness programme. One resolution that the staff of the Annotto Bay Hospital is willing to stand by is starting a fitness/exercise programme at the newly-opened employee fitness centre located on the grounds of hospital in the north eastern parish of St Mary.

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CHINESE SENT BACK

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Nineteen Chinese nationals who landed in Jamaica Friday night were denied entry, quarantined and put back on an aeroplane yesterday morning as the country enforced its travel ban in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Sunday Brew — February 2, 2020

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Crawford must show his worth by challenging HolnessHe had stated before that he wanted to challenge Prime Minister Andrew Holness in St Andrew West Central, and beat him. Now, Damion Crawford must turn his words into action if he is to salvage any semblance of support that remains out there.

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Speid: Classrooms have become battlefields

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester – President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid is calling on the Ministry of Education (MoE) to re-examine safety and security in schools, while labelling classrooms as battlefields.

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Lawyer fails in bid to disqualify police witness

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PORUS, Manchester – A bid by prominent Mandeville attorney-at-law Norman Godfrey to challenge the authority of a police investigator of the Financial Investigation Division (FID) to lay charges against his client, did not get off the ground on Thursday, as copies of Police Force Orders produced in the Porus Court, proved the witness to be a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

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